Australia started their tournament with a 12-26 loss to England after two late tries but were able to draw back a win in their second match against China. 

The Aussies were too strong for Women's Sevens newcomers China, defeating them 33-5 with Charlotte Caslick opening the scoring in the third minute.

From there it was all one way traffic with Dom Du Toit crossing the line twice and Sam Treherne scoring three conversions. 

However, in their final group match the USA shot out of the blocks to opening the scoring and lead to the Australians struggling to regain possession.

Sharni Williams helped Australia up the field which got Do Toit in prime position to score before halftime. 

However, the USA scored two quick tries before Australia hit back under the posts but it was a try in referee time that broke Australia’s hearts, finishing the scores at 17-22. 

“Though we got beaten in last game, I was pleased with our character; we got better as the day went on," coach John Manenti said.

“I thought Lily Dick & Sariah Paki were fantastic on debut. Charlotte Caslick worked hard all day and was her usual brilliant self in both attack and defence. 

“We know we have to be better tomorrow and if we play like we did at the end of the day, than we can reverse today’s result against England in the quarter final,” he said.

Australia face England in the quarter finals which kicks off at 4.44pm AEDT November 30 and will be broadcast LIVE on World Rugby’s Digital Channels.